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Winter in BC, Vancouver Island Canada

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I am trying to figure out if and how much I should winterize my chickies coop.
I have two light brahmas and I am worried they might be getting cold.
We live on Vancouver Island that is very different than rest of Canada.
It's wet and cold, the lowest winter I remember in last 7 years been like -4'C .
Today it was about 2'C and I could see frost on the tree or roofs. Daytime is about 12'C.
I am trying to find out how well the chicks can handle cooler weather.
If anyone has suggestions, link to articles I would really appreciate it.
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-4C is nothing for most chickens.....wind breaks and especially ventilation are critical

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97134/how-cold-is-too-cold-for-a-chicken

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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